FG to build prisons
FG to build prisons

FG to build modern prisons.

Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau is a retired Nigerian Army Lieutenant General and Nigeria’s current Minister of the Interior.

Dambazau served as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) between 2008 and 2010, succeeding Lieutenant General Luka Yusuf.

He proceeded to the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna as a member of the 17 Regular Combatant Course.

He was later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Infantry Corps of the Nigerian Army in June 1977.

Dambazau later obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University in 1982 and a PhD in Criminology from University of Keele in 1989.

FG to build modern prisons.

Dambazau says the Federal Government has unveiled plans to invest in the building of modern prisons across the country.

He disclosed this at an event held on Saturday in Abuja where he said “most of our prisons, particularly those situated in urban centres are more than a century old; over a hundred years old. 

So, what we do is to ensure that we build modern prisons that will meet the required universal standard for the treatment and rehabilitation of prison inmates”.

Dambazzau offered some perspective at the inauguration of some projects at the Headquarters of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) in the nation’s capital.

According to him, correctional facilities in the country are in dire need of rehabilitation or outright replacement.

Nigeria has over 1,400 prisons across the country and most of them are in a poor state

According to NPS, there are over 73,000 inmates in these facilities with more than 23,000 convicts

No fewer than 49,000 inmates are awaiting for trial

for various offences they are said to have committed.

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